Author Archives: Anastasia Sonneman

About Anastasia Sonneman

Anastasia Sonneman serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in environmental health, health and disability, and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

Now Accepting Nominations: Aquatic Safety Grant

The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) is seeking nominations of public health officials and/or health departments for its annual Dr. R. Neil Lower Grant. This grant supports continuing education, technical, and operational activities undertaken…

Newly Released: NACCHO Policy Statements on Environmental Health

NACCHO recently released three policy statements on topics related to environmental and community health, now available on our Advocacy webpage. These include one new policy statement on Transportation and Health, along with two updated statements…

The Model Aquatic Health Code Network Celebrates One Year: Bringing Health and Safety to a Pool Near You

This month marks one year since NACCHO, together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network. Established to improve safety standards across U.S. public pools, waterparks,…

Registration Extended: FDA Retail Program Standards Training

The Washington State Department of Health is hosting a three-day, in-person training on the FDA Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) taking place on April 18-20, 2017 in Bremerton, Washington. The FDA…

Assessment Deadline Extended: Development of National Network for Environmental Health Officials

NACCHO is extending the deadline through March 31, 2017 for participation in an assessment exploring the need for the development of a national network for environmental health officials. The assessment will help NACCHO gain a…

Improving Health Care Access and Delivery for Everyone

The National CLAS (Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services) Standards are a framework to guide healthy equity efforts among health care organizations. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health worked with…

New NACCHO Report: HiAP Initiatives at Local Health Departments

NACCHO recently released a new report titled “Health in All Policies: Experiences from Local Health Departments.” The findings in the report are based on listening sessions and key informant interviews with local health officials leading or…